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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Tokyo braces for Typhoon Vongfong after huge storm hits southern Japan

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... for the capital. "It is necessary to be on strict alert against gusts and high waves as winds can blow powerfully even in areas far from the centre of the typhoon," Hiroshi Sasaki, the weather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1615817/tokyo-braces-typhoon-vongfong-after-huge-storm-hits-southern-japan
  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Taiwan, eastern China brace for tropical storm Fung-Wong

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 07:50pm by STEPHEN CHEN, Bloomberg

    ... Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Centre said the tropical storm would probably make landfall in southern Taiwan this morning. But Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau forecast that it could reach the island as early as last night. Fung-Wong, which means "phoenix" in English, was centred about 630km southwest of Taipei yesterday morning, moving northwards at about 18.5km/h, and could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1596895/taiwan-braces-tropical-storm-fung-wong
  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Three deaths reported as tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 01:47pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... services. A man, 50, drowned in Peinan, in southeastern Taitung county, the Central Emergency Operation Centre said, while another man in the county was injured by falling rocks. Kaohsiung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597393/flights-cancelled-tropical-storm-fung-wong-approaches-taiwan
  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Floods threaten Pakistan’s cotton fields, Srinagar ‘drowned completely’

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... to blast holes in strategic dykes to divert the turbid brown floodwaters away from Multan, a city of two million and the centre of Pakistan's cotton and textiles industry, a vital export ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591185/floods-threaten-pakistans-cotton-fields-srinagar-drowned-completely
  5. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... the next day, the China Meteorological Administration issued a red alert, warning that within six hours the storm would probably bring strong winds. The National Marine Environment Forecast Centre ... In the South China Sea area, alerts are issued by the South China Sea Marine Forecasting Centre in Guangdong. Forecasts of storm surges and wave heights are released by two separate departments, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570058/hainan-villagers-werent-warned-how-devastating-superstorm-rammasun-would
  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Matmo on course to strike Taiwan as Rammasun death toll rises

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by Alex Millson

    ... it strike Taiwan as soon as Wednesday. Typhoon Matmo is following on the heels of Typhoon Rammasun, which has left more than 112 people dead in China and the Philippines. Typhoon Matmo was centred ... China's meteorological centre warned that the diminishing Rammasun would bring downpours to northern parts of China in coming days. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556935/typhoon-matmo-heading-towards-taiwan
  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... the National Meteorological Centre. Watch: Super Typhoon Rammasun hits southern China, bringing heavy rain, winds By 7.30pm, the typhoon had arrived in Guangdong, cutting power to Xuwen, a town ... The meteorological centre and the Hong Kong Observatory have classified Rammasun as a "super typhoon" and the strongest to hit southern China since 1973. The mainland issued its highest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555950/super-typhoon-rammasun-hit-southern-china-friday
  8. News - China - DISASTERS

    Another 'super typhoon' on the way as Matmo follows hot on the heels of deadly Rammasun

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters, AFP, Bloomberg, Teddy Ng

    ... and the Philippines. Typhoon Matmo is centred some 1,000 kilometres east-southeast of Manila and is currently heading towards Taiwan, according to Hong Kong Observatory. The disaster-weary Philippines ... and landslides. A statement on the Observatory website read: "At 8am Typhoon Matmo was centred about 1,000 kilometres east-southeast of Manila. It is forecast to move north-northwest at about 16 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556698/typhoon-rammasun-kills-14-southern-china
  9. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong likely to escape season's first super typhoon- but city will swelter

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:22am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... updated this morning, read: "At 8am Super Typhoon Neoguri was centred about 660 kilometres south of Okinawa. It is forecast to move northwest or north-northwest at about 22 kilometres per ... How typhoons are formed The US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre said wave heights in the Pacific Ocean were hitting a maximum of almost 12 metres. Showers are likely to creep in to Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547900/first-super-typhoon-season-expected-slam-japan-hong-kong-observatory
  10. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Arthur slams eastern Canadian provinces, causing power cuts

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AP

    ... Associated Press, in Halifax, Canada Hurricane batters Canada's eastern seaboard Hurricane Arthur has hit Canada's eastern seaboard with powerful winds and torrential rains, knocking down trees and leaving many without power. Canadian hurricane centre spokesman Chris Fogarty said winds were easing, but more rain was predicted for drenched southwestern New Brunswick. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548099/hurricane-arthur-slams-eastern-canadian-provinces-causing-power-cuts

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